News of the Weird

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

September 14, 2014

Week of September 14, 2014

LEAD STORY -- A Nerd's Rhapsody Nicholas Felton's latest annual recap of his personal communications data is now available, for just $30. Key findings, graphically presented, of Nicholas' busy 2013 (according to a report by FiveThirtyEight.com): He received 44,041 texts and... continue

September 07, 2014

Week of September 7, 2014

LEAD STORY -- They Didn't See This Coming? (1) German Rolf Buchholz, who owns the Guinness Book world record for most body piercings (453), said he was upset to be denied entrance into United Arab Emirates in August to fulfill a performance of sorts at Dubai's Fairmont Hotel. Buchholz... continue

August 24, 2014

Week of August 24, 2014

LEAD STORY -- It's Facebook's World Now (1) Up-and-coming Sicilian mobster Domenico Palazzotto, 28, was outed in August by Italy's L'Espresso magazine as the owner of an ineffectively pseudonymous Facebook page showing off his muscled, bare-chested body and perhaps recruiting... continue

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